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01/16/2020

In this paper, we try to find a middle ground between critical writing and the academic writing, while avoiding a formal critique. Our focus is on the role of the essay as a form for making claims, or a platform for an academic discussion. While a number of different features of an essay do attract us and motivate our own work, we can only find a place in these forms if they help us to make a claim concerning a particular topic. Otherwise, if the paper is a collection of a variety of claims, it remains a mere collection, and, as a result, has no place at this point of time. We thus propose to use an essay in this paper instead of a paper. We want to avoid both the academic and the informal, as the former can easily be conflated and the latter leads to a negative interpretation of our project. Moreover, the papers of the academic students do contain a specific amount of claims, as they are meant for a specific purpose, as they are a reflection of the academic discipline. We would therefore find it difficult to find an adequate place for ourselves under a formal critique framework. Our argument would be that, in any case, it is more important in this paper to make sure of the claim we are making by presenting its source, which can only be the essay.” [16]

In this paper, we try to find a middle ground between critical writing and the academic writing, while avoiding a formal critique. Our focus is on the role of the essay as a form for making claims, or a platform for an academic discussion. While a number of different features of an essay do attract us and motivate our own work, we can only find a place in these forms if they help us to make a claim concerning a particular topic. Otherwise, if the paper is a collection of a variety of claims, it remains a mere collection, and, as a result, has no place at this point of time. We thus propose to use an essay in this paper instead of a paper. We want to avoid both the academic and the informal, as the former can easily be conflated and the latter leads to a negative interpretation of our project. Moreover, the papers of the academic students do contain a specific amount of claims, as they are meant for a specific purpose, as they are a reflection of the academic discipline. We would therefore find it difficult to find an adequate place for ourselves under a formal critique framework. Our argument would be that, in any case, it is more important in this paper to make sure of the claim we are making by presenting its source, which can only be the essay.” [16]
This paper was published by “Degree Center on the Digital Media and Learning” of the University of Paderborn and was reviewed by “The University of Paderborn: In Memoriam” (published 2011).
.1.1 Text
Text can be used for a number of purposes in Critical Studies. The text of the paper can be one of the following:
An introduction or a primer, with a brief description of the topic being discussed
A detailed account of the topic
A description of an existing research on the topic
This latter form of text has been widely used as a teaching aid.
.2 Texts, as part of a publication
Text in an article or article part is meant to be the primary way of communicating a text in a public forum. It should be a text (written in language, not on paper) that contains the main claims and conclusions presented in the article, and has a clearly distinguishable style as far as possible. This can be either done in writing or scanned image format (a good way to avoid copyright infringement if you use a text for public presentations and not for publications). The text of this paper can be used in this way:
In an article, it can be included in an appendix to the text.
In a chapter of an article, it can be available as an online reference in the online version of the article.
When scanning a text in electronic form, the text should not simply be reproduced in the web page (and as such the text must be clearly specified). The text should be scanned in a special format. A very interesting way to do this is, for instance, to crop the font of the text, then print the image and paste a cropped version of this back into the paper.
Literature Review Articles – Part 1
Review articles were originally intended as a tool for researchers and academics to publish their research (as a short document). However, by the end of the 20th century, they were also a tool for the general public to publish their